A study undertaken near Birmingham has revealed that curry may be useful in fighting the onset of dementia. Professor Alan Ghobi, from Aston University, has carried out extensive testing and says that his research suggests that a hot curry once a week is most effective.
"What we found was that when you eat a hot curry, it causes synaptic sizzling and reopens sluggish pathways in the brain," he told us. "It clears out the build-up of thought-clogging fluff that collects around the neurons."
"In the past we thought curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric was responsible. We believed that curcumin prevented the spread of amyloid protein plaques - thought to cause dementia - in the brain."
"We now know that it is just down to how hot the curry is. When the fluff is released, it is important that it cannot get back into the brain again. With a really powerful curry, the body's waste matter can be expelled in seconds, removing this danger."